June Brown was an English actress, known for her role as Dot Cotton in the BBC soap EastEnders. She took up the role in 1985 and has been in the soap ever since – although she has had some periods of time away from the show.
However, in February 2020, June exclusively told The Sun that she had quit the show for good.
June’s character Dot was known for her chain-smoking, working in the local launderette and being the long-suffering mum of criminal Nick Cotton.
Before EastEnders, June had a small role on Coronation Street playing Mrs Parsons from 1970 to 71. She was also known for her role in Doctor Who as Lady Eleanor, which she played from 1973-74.
Although EastEnders has taken up most of her time since 1985, June has also appeared in other TV shows including the 2003 mini-series Margery and Gladys, alongside Penelope Keith.
June is also known for her work in theatre and appeared in famous plays like Rebecca and Calendar Girls.
June Brown Cause Of Death: How Did June Brown Die?
June Brown died “peacefully in her sleep” on April 3, 2022.
The BBC announced the tragic death with this statement: “There are not enough words to describe how much June was loved and adored by everyone at EastEnders, her loving warmth, wit and great humour will never be forgotten.